Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daisy Crochet Stitch

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 4/19/16





The daisy crochet stitch is a fun and versatile stitch that works up fairly quickly. I’ve made dainty, but very durable, kitchen washcloths with it; I’ve also combined it with the Tunisian stitch to make a winter vest. The daisy crochet stitch would be an excellent choice for baby items, perhaps a charming bib and bonnet set, or soft and cuddly blanket. Once you get the rhythm down, it’s almost as easy as making single crochet stitches, only with a lot more detail and some very fancy stitchery.


Foundation Row: Make an uneven number of chain stitches


Right Side (1st Row)


Step 1: Skip the first chain; draw up a loop in each of the next 4 chain stitches, keeping all 5 loops on hook


Step 2: Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook


Step 3: Chain 1, draw up a loop from the center of the previous daisy stitch you just made



Step 4: Draw up a loop from the last vertical stitch of the previous daisy stitch you just made, and from the next 2 chains (5 loops on hook)





Step 5: Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook


Step 6: Repeat steps 3 – 5 across row


Wrong Side (2nd Row)


Step 7: (beginning daisy to be made as first stitch in each new row) Chain 3, skip first chain, draw up loop from each of next 2 chains in chain 3, turn, draw up loop in first 2 horizontal stitches of previous row (5 loops on hook); Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook


Repeat steps 3 – 5 for pattern, following step 7 to begin each new row.


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